Mody

Does anyone have any info/experience with MODY? My son's new endo thinks his great control and numbers may be due to MODY and is doing genetic testing to see if it is so. Thanks!

Your question is my first knowledge of the acronym.  It took me a while to learn how to "join the group" so I could reply.

While stumbling around in this Blogomeration I saw the definition "Maturity onset diabetes of the young (MODY)"  The Wikipedia entry quoted has a ton of info that I have not assimilated yet; but take a look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maturity_onset_diabetes_of_the_young#cite_note-0 

Good luck in your quest, and thank you for alerting me to the subject.

BillRuss at mycomspan dot com

 

I think MODY is frequently autosomal dominant*... does your family have a significant history of diabetes?  I thought I may have MODY for a while, but my insulin requirements are more typical of someone with type 1 diabetes.  What is your son's insulin requirements?  Less than 25 units per day?

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